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Pakistan launched the National Drug Policy (NDP) as an essential element of the National Health Policy (NHP) to achieve ‘health for all’ in 2000. According to the NDP, hospital pharmacy services need strengthening and should be established at the federal or provincial level. The NDP also stated that all teaching, divisional and district hospitals should have Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees (P&TC).1 Historically, P&TC have had an effective role in improving safe and cost-effective usage of medicines. They also improve and implement the strategies for quality use of medicines. In Pakistan, small or medium size hospitals at divisional or district level lack P&TC; only few have …
EAHP Statement 4: Clinical Pharmacy Services.
Contributors MMA and MU wrote this article. YF and Z-U-DB edited language and reviewed article.
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